I have an addition to croutons. It’s bad. Like, really bad. A Costco size bag would last a week, MAYBE two, in this place. Therefore, I do not buy Costco size bags of croutons. I don’t buy them at all actually. Croutons are delish, but they are extra calories that I try to avoid. Because, you know, then you can eat chocolate.
However, once and a while we do have croutons at home. Mat makes awesome homemade croutons. I failed at taking pictures last night, so you’ll have to just imagine. It’s super easy:
- a few slices of bread (we use the heel/butt pieces)
- olive oil
- spices according to your taste (garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, even red pepper is good)
What you do:
- Dry out the bread either by leaving it out on the counter for a few hours or putting it in a toaster oven on a low temperature for a while. Check it every so often until it’s fairly crispy but not yet the texture of an actual crouton.
- Cut into crouton size pieces
- Put the pieces into a bowl with a little bit of olive oil and whatever spices you chose
- Arrange them on a foil lined baking sheet and pop them in the toaster oven on a low temperature until they reach the desired crispiness
- Dump them in a salad with your favorite dressing, toss, and enjoy!